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Pterygotrigla amaokai  Richards, Yato & Last, 2003

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Triglidae (Searobins) > Pterygotriglinae
Etymology: Pterygotrigla: Greek, pterigion, diminutive of pteryx = wing, fin + Greek, trigla, es = red mullet (Ref. 45335);  amaokai: Named for Kunio Amaoka..   More on author: Last.

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Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 156 - 187 m (Ref. 54796).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Western Indian Ocean, outer continental shelf off Kenya, East Africa, and on the Saya de Malha Bank.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54796)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Vertebrae: 26 - 27. This species possess the following distinguishing characters: no defined cleithral spine (4-6% SL), rudiment of the spine medial to the opercular spine; absence of a black blotch on the first dorsal fin, although a red spot is present in fresh material; round scales on trunk; naked prepectoral and interpelvic area, usually scaled breast and rarely naked; scaled belly; pectoral fin usually with 13 (rarely 14) connected rays, a black blotch near base and membranes; pectoral length 35-44% SL, longest free ray 32-36% SL; 0-1 epibranchial gill rakers, 10-13 ceratobranchial gill rakers, short (2-3% SL); 27 (rarely 26) vertebrae (Ref. 54796).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Richards, W.J., T. Yato and P.R. Last, 2003. Revision of the gurnard fish subgenus Otohime (Triglidae: Pterygotrigla). Smithiana, Bull. 2:1-18. (Ref. 54796)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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